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 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Ohio University alum Dr. Jack Steiner (B.S. HTC Astrophysics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2006) has been named an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow. This program, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and administered by the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC), is focused on research in […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Mar 12

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, co-authored a ground-breaking paper describing how patterns of protons scattered in lab experiments can be explained by examining interactions between the quarks that make up the protons. Phillips and physicists Daris Samart and Carlos Schat […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Mar 04

Two white dwarfs spinning around and around each other nearly 5,000 light years from Earth are making some waves, writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in the March 1 Columbus Dispatch. Using the largest telescopes of the European Southern Observatory, they saw two white […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Mar 02

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Dr. Charlotte Elster, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is the organizer of “Reactions and Structure of Exotic Nuclei,” a two-week workshop being held March 2-13 at the Institute of Nuclear Theory in Seattle, Washington. Her co-organizers are Dr. W.H. Dickhoff of Washington University […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Feb 27

From Compass Every year, many dedicated staff and faculty invest in their own departments monetarily at Ohio University in an effort to keep their programs alive and prosperous, all while encouraging growth and development. Eager to invest in his program and his students, Dr. Arthur Smith, Professor of Physics and […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Feb 19

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University Professor of Physics, wrote a column on “Astronomy: Math, physics play starring roles in popular movies” in the Jan. 25 Columbus Dispatch. This time of year, many people are talking about movies and the Academy Awards. Three movies caught my interest this year: Interstellar, The Theory […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jan 25

Athens News reporter Fred Night writes Jan. 11 that “an Ohio University telescope may be getting a new home at the Ridges.” The “rather rare, historic telescope” was in need of maintenance and “disassembled” about five years ago, according to astronomy instructor Tom O’Grady. But there are plans to take […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jan 25

Dr. Mark Lucas, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is one of five Ohio University professors recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” section. The magazine’s “Excellence in Education” section, published each December, features faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio who were nominated for […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jan 24

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy “This experience opened my eyes on the seeing the importance of collaboration between different disciplines.” – Chris Johnson Christopher Johnson, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and member of the Quantitative Biology Institute at Ohio University, joined doctoral student Daniel […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Dec 17

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, is part of a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, Ill., and Ohio University that has devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Dec 12

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